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Panel discussion after the Oxford China Lecture
Panel discussion after the Oxford China Lecture
Credit: OU China Office

Government, Community, International Events and Cross-Divisional Events

Government and Community Events

The Events Office works closely with University of Oxford’s Head of Government and Community Relations, to coordinate visits to the University by government ministers, parliamentarians and other VIPs, and to deliver events in Parliament.

Recent events for the local community include an event showcasing elements of the University during Oxford Open Doors, and Q&A sessions with the Vice-Chancellor.

Annual lectures

  • The Romanes Lecture - The Romanes Lecture is the annual public lecture of the University. A most distinguished public figure from the arts, science or literature is invited by special invitation of the Vice-Chancellor. The lecture was created in 1891 following an offer by John Romanes of Christ Church to fund an annual lecture. The first lecture was given in 1892 by William Gladstone.  The next Romanes Lecture will be held in Michaelmas Term.
  • List of Romanes Lectures since 1892.
  • Listen to previous lectures on iTunes U.
  • The Oxford London Lecture is an annual lecture series hosted in London by the Vice-Chancellor. Exploring the newest research emerging from Oxford, the lecture and panel discussion considers how research at Oxford impacts on the world in the twenty-first century.

International events

The Events Office works closely with University of Oxford’s International Strategy Department, and other departments, to help co-ordinate events that take place abroad as part of international visits by the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor. Recent events we have managed include the Oxford China Lecture, the Oxford India Lecture, and a nightcap reception at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Large, Cross-Divisional events

The Events Office helps to co-ordinate large, complex events that involve a number of departments and divisions across the University of Oxford. These events are aimed at a wide, varied audience including VIPs, government, community, donors, supporters, friends, academics and students.

A recent example of a cross-divisional event is the opening of the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery.

How we can help

If you would like advice on how to run your event, please click here.

If you would like the University of Oxford Events Office team to organise your event, please complete this Event Proposal form and forward it to the Head of Events.